TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (November 15)



For the Week of November 15

Arts and Performances


Screening and Artist Talk: “All These Things I Carry with Me”
This free event begins with a screening followed by an in-person artist talk where Rachelle Mozman Solano will speak about her work and answer visitors’ questions. This event is a collaboration between the South Bend Museum of Art and the Department of Art, Art History and Design.
Thursday, Nov. 18; 6 to 8 p.m. in the South Bend Museum of Art, 120 Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., South Bend

“There is No Evil” (2020)
Shot in secret and smuggled out of Iran, “There is No Evil” is an anthology film comprising four moral tales about individuals faced with a simple yet unthinkable choice: to follow orders to enforce the death penalty or resist and risk painful reprisal. Free but ticketed.
Thursday, Nov. 18; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“La Llorona” (2019)
Accused of the genocide of Mayan people, retired general Enrique (Julio Diaz) is trapped in his home by massive protests. Abandoned by his staff, he and his family must face the devastating truth of his actions and the growing sense that a wrathful supernatural force is targeting them for his crimes. Free but ticketed.
Friday, Nov. 19; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center 

“The Commitments” (1991)
Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins), a self-proclaimed promoter, is kicking around north Dublin. He doesn’t have a job, but he does have a love for The Marvelettes, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Ann Peebles and other 1960s soul musicians. Unable to experience these sounds live, he cobbles together a band to fill the musical void. Free but ticketed.
Friday, Nov. 19; 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“The Cloud-Capped Star” (1960)
Directed by the visionary Bengali filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak, “The Cloud-Capped Star” tells the story of a family who has been uprooted by the Partition of India and comes to depend on their eldest daughter, Neeta, whose own hopes and dreams are pushed aside by her family, leaving her crushed and ailing.
Free but ticketed.
Sunday, Nov. 21; 3 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Performance/Q&A/Booksigning — “Felon: An American Washi Tale”
Join the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study and the Initiative on Race and Resilience for a solo performance by critically acclaimed poet, author, lawyer and 2021 MacArthur Fellowship winner Reginald Dwayne Betts. Betts weaves traditional theater, poetry, fine art and Japanese paper-making aesthetic principles into a meditation on his own experiences of incarceration and legal work to free friends that are still in prison. Free but ticketed.
Wednesday, Nov. 17; 7:30 p.m. in Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Thursday, Nov. 18; 7:30 p.m.

Dance Performance: “If You Think This Is Pop”
The Snite Museum of Art presents this contemporary dance performance by Abby Marchesseault. Responding to Jim Dine’s language of color with the language of movement, the performance dives into the deeply personal and autobiographical elements of Dine’s work. This event is free but ticketed.
Thursday, Nov. 18; 6 to 7 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Thursday, Nov. 18; 9 to 11 p.m. in Hagerty Family Café

Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
The program will include the Fifth Symphony of Tchaikovsky, the Violin Concerto of Felix Mendelssohn with Concerto Competition winner Abbey Fontana as soloist, and selections from Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dances.” Fac/Staff: $6. Seniors (65+): $5. Students: Free.
Friday, Nov. 19; 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Notre Dame Symphonic Band and Winds Concert
The repertoire will include pieces by Marquez, Reed and Sousa and will conclude with several ND favorites. Free but ticketed.
Sunday, Nov. 21; 3 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

University Band Fall Concert
The University Band presents its fall concert, featuring works by Sousa, Ticheli and Sheldon and concluding with some Notre Dame favorites. This band is one of the most diverse performing ensembles on campus, featuring undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, community members and band alumni. Free but ticketed.
Sunday, Nov. 21; 7 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

The 19th Annual Baraka Bouts
Tickets are $15 for an all-session pass to the women’s boxing competition if purchased from a boxer, $25 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Holy Cross Missions in East Africa.
Finals: Monday, Nov. 15; 7 to 10 p.m.  in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Deadlines or Registrations

Lecture: “Why Does Biodiversity Matter to Us All?”
Join in the first of the London Global Gateway’s Sustainable Future Series in which Celia Deane-Drummond, director of the Laudato Si’ Research Institute at the University of Oxford, will discuss why we need to care about biodiversity from a religious and moral perspective. Register here.
Monday, Nov. 29; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Halftime A Cappella’s Winter Concert: “Illuminated”
Halftime A Cappella’s concert will feature songs by COIN, Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars, Beyonce and more. Tickets are being sold at the LaFortune box office. $5 for students and faculty/staff. $10 for the general public.
Tuesday, Dec. 7; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Washington Hall

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Active Ally Training for Faculty and Staff
Join the conversation about how heterosexual allies can help make the Notre Dame community a safer, more welcoming and inclusive environment for LGBTQ individuals. This training is designed for those who already have a basic understanding of issues and concerns that LGBTQ individuals face, with information to become an active ally for undergraduate students at Notre Dame. Register by Monday, Nov. 15.  
Thursday, Nov. 18; 8:30 to 10 a.m. in Room 116 (McNeill Room), LaFortune Student Center

Educational and Research Opportunities

Workshop: “Flipped Learning Activities with Smartphones, Mobile Devices and Laptops”
In this workshop presentation, several apps will be explored. Flipped learning is a form of blended learning that uses the internet and a learning management system to enhance scaffolded learning in the classroom.
Friday, Nov. 19; noon to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Hesburgh Libraries:

Using the Distant Reader
Learn how to quickly read and analyze arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader.
Tuesday, Nov. 16; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

GIS Day at Notre Dame — Nov. 17
Do you use geographic data in your research? Join in this day to celebrate the impact of geospatial technologies through workshops, lightning talks and more.
Wednesday, Nov. 17; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
GIS is a system of hardware and software for the storage, retrieval, mapping and analysis of geographic data. It’s used in various academic and industry settings for understanding spatial relationships. This workshop will answer the question “What is GIS?” and provide examples and present resources available at Notre Dame.
Wednesday, Nov. 17; 9 to 10 a.m. in Room 246, Hesburgh Library

FieldKit: Open-Source Environmental Sensing for Everyone
With climate change being one of the defining forces of our lives in the decades to come, being able to monitor and understand the environment around us is one of our most urgent priorities. Join Jer Thorp, author of “Living in Data,” at his presentation to learn more about the FieldKit and to see it in action.
Wednesday, Nov. 17; 10 to 11 a.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

The Children’s Environmental Health Initiative: People, Data and Maps
This year’s Campus GIS Spotlight talk is by Joshua Tootoo, director of training and geospatial sciences for the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative, a research, education and outreach organization at Notre Dame. Look at some of its current work and discuss how the initiative engages collaborators.
Wednesday, Nov. 17; noon to 1 p.m. in Room 246, Hesburgh Library

How to Write in a Book
This workshop demonstrates techniques for writing in books for the purpose of active reading.
Wednesday, Nov. 17; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Managing Humanities Research with Zotero
Learn how to use Zotero — an open-source research tool for creating bibliographies.
Wednesday, Nov. 17; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Collaboration Hub (Room 235), Hesburgh Library

Lecture: Living in Data
How do we stop passively inhabiting data and become active citizens of it?
Wednesday, Nov. 17; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium (Room 107), Hesburgh Library 

A First Taste of LaTeX for the Curious
Join in a brief introduction on how to set up a LaTeX project in Overleaf, a review of the LaTeX document structure and an introduction on how to create figures, tables and mathematical equations that you can use and adapt for research and publications.
Thursday, Nov. 18; 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

Faith and Service

Messages of Hope for Caregivers
In light of National Family Caregivers Month, the Fighting Together Club of Notre Dame will make cards for family caregivers of pediatric cancer patients at Beacon Children’s Hospital in South Bend. All donations from the event will go toward the Child Life and Creative Services at Beacon Children’s Hospital. Please visit to make a card and donate to a meaningful cause! $5.
Monday, Nov. 15; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. across from Modern Market in Duncan Student Center
Friday, Nov. 19; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Gold Mass and Lecture
The Gold Mass for Scientists and Engineers is celebrated each year in November. Join the celebration of Mass with Rev. Terrence Ehrman, C.S.C., where all are welcome. Reception and lecture to follow in Jordan Hall.
Monday, Nov. 15; 5:15 to 6 p.m. in Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Malloy Hall Food Drive
The Departments of Philosophy and Theology are asking you to help make a great Thanksgiving holiday for families in northern Indiana by either donating nonperishable items or making a monetary donation.
Please bring your nonperishable items and drop them in the orange containers located at any of the three entrances to Malloy Hall. Donations will be accepted until Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Multicultural Mass
Come and celebrate Mass with prayers, music and readings in many different languages. On this day, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, a perfect day to bring together many of the cultures and languages that make up Notre Dame.
Sunday, Nov. 21; 3:30 p.m. with Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart followed by a reception in the lounge of Coleman-Morse Center

Lectures and Presentations

Lecture — “Identity Economy: Capitalization of the Nation in 21st-Century India”
Ravinder Kaur addresses the shift from “nationalization” to what she calls “capitalization” of the nation in the 21st century. From her recent work “Brand New Nation,” she unpacks the history of India’s capitalist transition into an enclosure of global investment flows and how it has reconfigured the scaffolding of nation and nationalism.
Monday, Nov. 15; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Virtual Slow Look
Take a slow look at Jim Dine’s “(Guadalupe)” from “Nine Hearts from Nikolaistrasse” using tools of mindfulness to guide our look.
Monday, Nov. 15; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

EAP Workshop: Surviving Winter
The South Bend winter is long, cold and snowy. Challenges include transportation difficulty, less opportunity for outdoor recreation, limited daylight hours, childcare complications and discomfort with being outside in extremely low temperatures. Learn how to survive! Register at the link provided.
Monday, Nov. 15; 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom

The Business of Being an Artist Lecture Series: “The Five P’s of Marketing”
Thea Fotiu Howell’s role as The Artist’s Concierge ( provides services in website design and content writing, hosts lectures and workshops and also offers Arts Lead, a professional development program held annually for visual artists in business.
Monday, Nov. 15; 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 200, Riley Hall

Gold Mass Lecture — “Technoscience and Human Transcendence: Interfacing Biotechnology and Catholic Faith”
From the 17th century heritage of Francis Bacon, the modern blend of material culture, scientific rationality, economics and technology — commonly designated as technoscience — has posed some of the deepest challenges to Catholic Christian anthropology today. Professor Phillip Sloan will suggest avenues for reasserting human theological uniqueness.
Monday, Nov. 15; 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. in Room 105, Jordan Hall of Science

Talk — “Called to Greatness: Human Dignity, Sexuality and Catholic Teaching”
Sherif Girgis, associate professor of law and former law clerk to Justice Samuel Alito of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Thomas B. Griffith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, will present. Hosted by Students for Child-Oriented Policy.
Monday, Nov. 15; 8 to 9:15 p.m. in Room 102, DeBartolo Hall

Presentation — “Light Water Capitalism: Nonproliferation and U.S. Global Power”
Jayita Sarkar is an assistant professor at Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies.
Tuesday, Nov. 16; 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Jewish Perspectives on Integral Human Development”
How does Judaism define human dignity, and what obligations does it place on us to support it? How do Jewish values influence humanitarian and development work? Hear insights from Jewish academics, faith leaders and students. Presented by the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. Register to attend via Zoom. Register to attend in person.  
Tuesday, Nov. 16; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Hall, and via Zoom webinar

Lecture: “Christianity and the Re-Emergence of the Non-Dual Mind”
The Inspired Leadership Initiative welcomes Father Richard Rohr, O.F.M., to lead a collective contemplative exercise. The event is sold out. Listen to the recording via ThinkND after Nov. 16.
Tuesday, Nov. 16; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series: “Science and Forged Money”
For millennia, money has been used as the primary medium for exchange in the West. Scientists at Notre Dame are using particle accelerators and other methods to study the counterfeiting methods used in historical coins and paper money. Khachatur Manukyan, assistant research professor of physics, describes new discoveries of some previously unknown counterfeiting methods.
Tuesday, Nov. 16; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 105, Jordan Hall of Science

Discussion — “Racial Justice: Solidarity and the Church’s Call to Action”
Gloria Purvis is a consultant for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Religious Liberty and the creator and host of the EWTN TV series “Authentically Free at Last.” This year, she is serving as a Pastoral Fellow with the Notre Dame Office of Life and Human Dignity.  Registration is encouraged.
Tuesday, Nov. 16; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium (first floor), Hesburgh Library

Talk: “Race and the American Occupation of Italy after WWII”
Nanovic Faculty Fellow Charles Leavitt IV will discuss the contributions of the Buffalo Division of the 92nd Infantry, the first Black unit to see combat in Europe during WWII, and how the racial dynamics of the Allied occupation not only troubled but also radically transformed Italian thought and society. Free and open to all. Complimentary lunch available after the lecture (until 12:30 p.m.) while supplies last.
Wednesday, Nov. 17; 11 a.m. to noon in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Rice-Hasson Distinguished Lecture Series: “Human Ecology and the Legal Vocation”
Mary Ann Glendon, the Learned Hand Professor of Law emerita at Harvard Law School and a former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, will be the inaugural speaker.
Wednesday, Nov. 17; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the McCartan Courtroom, Eck Hall of Law, Notre Dame Law School

Interview: “The Politics of Fascist Studies”
Nil Santiáñez, professor of Spanish and international studies at St. Louis University, will be interviewed by Nanovic Faculty Fellow Pedro Aguilera-Mellado, assistant professor of Spanish and concurrent faculty of film studies. Santiáñez is a leading scholar on the history and intellectual inheritance of fascism.
Free and open to all. Complimentary lunch will be provided 30 minutes prior to the lecture while supplies last.
Wednesday, Nov. 17; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Time-Out for Tech Presentation: “New Features in Adobe Creative Cloud”
Every fall, Adobe releases major upgrades to the Creative Cloud apps. They might contain new features, new interfaces or new ways of collaboration. Attend this session to learn what’s been added this year to Photoshop, InDesign, Rush and Spark. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Thursday, Nov. 18; 1:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

An Evening with Lauren Groff
Hear award-winning writer Lauren Groff speak about her latest novel, “Matrix,” a bold reimagining of the life of the medieval poet Marie de France as the abbess of a Benedictine monastery in England. “Matrix” is a 2021 National Book Award finalist. Following the lecture and book reading, there will be a book signing. Free but ticketed.
Thursday, Nov. 18; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Peking University-Notre Dame Colloquium Series: “Western Medieval History — Cross Cultural Perspectives”
In this collaborative event between Peking University and Notre Dame, Peng Xiaoyu and Felipe Fernández-Armesto meet to examine similarities and differences in how Western and Chinese scholars understand the Western Middle Ages. Why are Chinese historians more interested in the Western Middle Ages than Westerners in the equivalent period in China?
Friday, Nov. 19; 8 to 9 a.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “Woke, Inc.: Inside America’s Social Justice Scam”
Join the lecture by Vivek Ramaswamy on his new bestselling book. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase, with a book signing to follow.
Friday, Nov. 19; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture — “Patriots and War Profiteers: America’s Uncomfortable Relationship with Its Defense Industry”
Presented by Andy Hove, the managing director of Horisonter Group, a consulting and advisory practice for governments and industry focused on the global defense and security matters. 
Friday, Nov. 19; 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Room B101, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Wireless Institute Seminar Series — “Notre Dame and AT&T: Building Strong Connections”
Presented by Jeff McElfresh, CEO, AT&T Communications, a global communications leader serving more than 120 million mobile and broadband customers in the United States and millions of business customers, including nearly all of the Fortune 1000.
Friday, Nov. 19; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Ahead of the Game with Arts and Letters — “Pulling the Strings: Playing the English in a Poem to Red Hugh O’Donnell”
Around 1597-98, an Irish poet addressed rebel leader Red Hugh O’Donnell. But instead of praising him, he agonized over English charges he might face for keeping such bad company. Was he just a coward … or a master of parody who mocked the English and celebrated his patron at the same time? Presented by Sarah McKibben, chair, Department of Irish Languages and Literature.
Friday, Nov. 19; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in LaBar Recital Hall within O’Neill Hall of Music

Book Talk — “Northern Protestants: On Shifting Ground”
Susan McKay is an author, commentator and journalist from Derry, Northern Ireland. Her new book has been critically acclaimed and is a best-seller on both sides of the Irish Border. Previous books are “Bear In Mind These Dead” and “Northern Protestants: An Unsettled People.” The session includes book sales and signing.
Friday, Nov. 19; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Panel Discussion: “Identity and the 2020 Election”
The Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy invites you to join Notre Dame political scientists as they discuss race, religion and identity as it affected the 2020 election. This panel discussion will be moderated by Dave Campbell, with panelists Luis Fraga, David Cortez, Darren Davis and Geoffrey Layman. Q&A to follow.
Friday, Nov. 19; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn

Talk — “Getting the Lead Out: Notre Dame’s Efforts to Prevent Lead Poisoning”
Lead poisoning is a devastating, persistent problem for our community and nation. Notre Dame recognizes the need for innovation to help make home environments safe. Heidi Beidinger-Burnett will share how a Notre Dame team is changing how they identify lead and how they are helping families to live “lead safe.”
Saturday, Nov. 20; 11 a.m. to noon in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Traffic Alert
There are two games that will affect late afternoon traffic on the southeast end of campus. At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, there is a men’s basketball game in Purcell Pavilion in the Joyce Center. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, there is a women's basketball game at Purcell. Inbound game day traffic patterns will start two hours prior to each event.

Social Gatherings

Japanese Language Table
The Japanese Language Table is an excellent way to practice your Japanese language skills outside of the classroom. Learn about the culture in an informal setting where you can gain confidence in your use of Japanese.
Tuesday, Nov. 16; 6 to 7 p.m. in Hagerty Café, Duncan Student Center

Russian Language Table
Are you studying Russian? Are you looking for a new language to learn? Learning Russian can help you to experience the country’s complex and beautiful culture. In the Russian language tables (sponsored by the Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures) you can practice Russian in a conversational way.
Wednesday, Nov. 17; 5 to 6 p.m. in Decio Hall

Portuguese Game Night
Noite de Jogos! Come to a night of games and fun while learning some Portuguese. Hang out, make some friends and play some traditional Portuguese games.
Wednesday, Nov. 17; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 106, Bond Hall

Medieval Institute Harvest Feast
Celebrate 75 years with the Medieval Institute on Game Day! Take in a talk about medieval food culture by culinary historian Sarah Peters Kernan and enjoy a feast inspired by recipes from the Middle Ages. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, Nov. 20; noon to 1:30 p.m. on the West Lawn, Hesburgh Library

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